Summer 2022 readalong

Le Grand Meaulnes


You like Classics?
You are ready for an easy readalong this Summer?
You like French literature?
You can read French.
You can write in French – mistakes don’t count, as long as we can understand what you mean.

Look no further!
Join us, Emma @ Words And Peace and Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle.

We will start on June 13, and we’ll read only 1 chapter a day. So a very easy pace.
So your readalong will last until mid July.

If you want to join us, we will post our comments
on this Discord channel – in French.
Let me know if the invitation link no longer works, and I will send you a new one. It expires after a while.

Here is the English synopsis, if you can’t join us but would like to discover this 1913 classic – published in English as The Lost Estate:

“When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house – and his love for the beautiful girl hidden within it, Yvonne de Galais – his life has been changed forever. In his restless search for his Lost Estate and the happiness he found there, Meaulnes, observed by his loyal friend Francois, may risk losing everything he ever had. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fournier’s compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and unbearably poignant portrayal of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.”



16 thoughts on “Summer 2022 readalong

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  2. What a coincidence! I’m sorry to have not been by for a bit. I learned of this book from you, then stumbled upon a used copy for 50 cents. I just started reading it last night! Now I see your read along. 🙂 I’m hoping you’ll keep me on track. A bientôt.

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  3. J’ai suivi le lien au discord mais je ne suis pas sûre de comment ça va fonctionner. Néamoins, je ferai mon mieux. Peut-être tout deviendra clair. A+


    • Bravo ! Donc à partir de demain lundi 13, tu peux cliquer sur 1e partie (dans le menu de gauche) et poster tes commentaires. Et ensuite tu peux réagir à ceux des autres. Si tu veux spécifier à qui tu réponds tu mets @ devant le nom de la personne qui a posté

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